Apple bans fraudulent developer from iTunes: Apple has confirmed that iTunes accounts were
compromised to make fraudulent purchases, and has banned the developer at the centre of the scam. Thuat
Nguyen managed to briefly push 42 of his releases into the top 50 book apps in the US iTunes Store last
week, triggering suspicions of foul play. After earlier suspending the Vietnamese developer's account, Apple
has brought the ban-hammer down on Nguyen for violations of its Developer Program License Agreement….
In a statement, Apple said the 400 accounts were compromised to make fraudulent purchases. … Security
firms reckon the scam bears the hallmarks of a phishing attack, where victims are tricked into handing over
login credentials. [Date: 7 July 2010; Source: more..]